The Mandarin Rap Podcast project joins the two things I love the most: singing and Mandarin. 马老师 a.k.a. Adam Moorman called me up one day and said: "you speak Chinese and sing, do you wanna rap in Chinese?" YESSS! The project aims to be an educational tool to improve spoken Chinese. I wrote one rap so far and choruses to all the other raps. Listen to our podcast.
I have lent my voice to a wonderful project by artist Kate Keara Pelen called "Constellation // A Watch of Nightingales" that comprises a collection of over 100 badges from the former Nightingale Training School at St Thomas’ Hospital. To accompany the display, Kate Keara Pelen interviewed many students, nurses and academics to create a spoken soundtrack, weaving together complementary viewpoints and oral histories into a rich and nuanced chorus.
In Chapter 7/8 - Light to dark; first breath to last I join forces with a nurse that was asked by a patient to sing Che farò senza Euridice. Have a listen to some wonderful and moving stories.
I sing as part of Le Collectif. It is an improvisation ensemble focused on enabling a radical, immersive, audience empowering performance.
It is a project directed by Steve Tiller and Andrew Charity. I have been part of two productions in which the cast comprised an international ensemble of professional singers, refugees and migrants.
In 2010 and 2011 I was the narrator, with singing and acting roles in both English and Mandarin Chinese, in The Secret Consul.
In 2012 in Finding Butterfly I was part of the chorus with both singing and acting roles.